January 26, 2009

Golf World February 2, 2009

Table of Contents

Cover Photo Courtesy Of Condé Nast Archives

Cover Photo Courtesy Of Condé Nast Archives

BUNKER

Will giving up vices help your game?

LPGA modifies its 1-in-4 rule

Six good balls that won't hurt the wallet

The club that made 'Big' all the rage

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

Today's pros are particular about grips

By E. Michael Johnson

VIEW FROM THE BUNKER

It's time to rethink golf's staid dress code

By Ron Sirak

OPINION

Here's what Phil Mickelson did on his winter vacation

By Bob Verdi

TOUR TALK

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Is Bernhard Langer's victory in Hawaii the first of many in '09?

PGA TOUR

A swing change and a new attitude lift Pat Perez to his first victory

Despite Sunday collapse, Steve Stricker's bound to bounce back

Brian Bateman cooks up a return at the Bob Hope Classic

Ryo Ishikawa, 17, will be the ­second-youngest ever to play the Masters

EUROPEAN TOUR

Alvaro Quiros masters Qatar

AMATEURS SPOTLIGHT

Former tour pro Joe Inman gets comfortable coaching college golf

FEATURES

CRUNCH TIME?

The possibility of losing its longtime sponsor is one of myriad challenges facing the once-starry event bearing Bob Hope's name

By Bob Verdi

RECOVERY ACT

Dustin Johnson, perhaps the best athlete on the PGA Tour, cleared dark, daunting hurdles as a teen

By Jim Moriarty

A ROLL OF THE DICE

The fate of the Greenbrier, the financially troubled West Virginia resort with a rich golf history, will be known soon. Gambling could be part of the mix

By Matt Ginella

100 BEST GOLF SHOPS

Our annual list of the best places to purchase your golf gear

By the Editors